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Amy & Paul

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Private Oasis & Stunning Ocean View

73 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

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Overview

Kailua-Kona House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

Enjoy spectacular panoramic ocean views in your home away from home in this large, 700 sq ft guest house complete with private covered patio and pool located in one of Kona’s most exclusive neighborhoods.

Turn this home away from home into an unforgettable vacation. Enjoy breathtaking ocean views from every room. Unwind at the pool overlooking the ocean or light the grill while enjoying killer sunsets. The kitchen is fully equipped with coffee maker, French press, toaster, blender, microwave, and rice cooker along with everything else to enjoy meals on your private patio or indoors with a view. Cool travertine floors, marble top vanity, and granite counter tops are just some of the details of this quiet and clean guest house. We provide AC in the bedroom during the summer months of July, August, and September.

Going to the beach? The guesthouse comes complete with beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach towels, cooler, two boogie boards, snorkel equipment and stand-up-paddle board.

Make sure to make use of the free 100/Mb WI-Fi, flat screen HDTV, washer & dryer, safe, outdoor BBQ and iPod speaker dock.

This vacation rental comprises the first floor of a beautiful luxury home in one of Kona’s most exclusive neighborhoods. It is very private as it is not connected to the top floor by stairs or a door…it even has its own private driveway. As an owner operated vacation rental, we take pride in making sure the unit is spotless before your arrival. The pool is located off to the side of the home and it is reserved only for our guest.

We are one of Kona’s top vacation rentals with over 70 five star reviews.

Contact us for a complimentary copy of our guidebook: THE BIG ISLAND, Hawaii’s Adventure Guide.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Amy & Paul (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Amy & Paul

Authors of THE BIG ISLAND Hawaii's Essential Adventure Guide

Amy & Paul purchased this house in 2009

Why Amy & Paul chose Kona Coast

Finding the perfect location in Kona is not so easy. You want to have great ocean views in a quite neighborhood away from the highway, while still being minutes away from the beach, restaurants and shopping.

What makes this house unique

Less than 10 minutes away is Kahalu’u beach. Kahalu’u is widely regarded as one of the top snorkeling spots in all of Hawaii. The variety and quantity of tropical fish at Kahalu’u is fantastic. For those first getting used to snorkeling, the private pool is a safe and easy way to get used to wearing a mask and snorkel. The location is also close to many other beautiful beaches, restaurants and shops. Choose among a wide variety of ocean and outdoor activities or simply just relax on the patio enjoying an intense ocean sunset.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a very relaxing 2 weeks. The place has been just what we needed. We're really going to miss the swimming pool & Beautiful view. Hope to see you again.



Mahalo!
Aug 2011
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Reviews

5
based on 73 traveler reviews

Private Oasis & Stunning Ocean View
average rating of 4.9589043 based on 74 reviews
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The property looked exactly like the photos! I did not think it was possible for the place to look that amazing! The house was spotless and renovated. We used the kitchen to cook breakfast every morning to enjoy out on the lanai. I was a little concerned about no air conditioning but with the elevation, there was always a breeze. The house also had fans in each room to keep cool. The owners were very responsive to any emails I sent and responded within 15 minutes to an hour. The property was located in a quiet and safe neighborhood. Perfect getaway location for me and my husband to enjoy our wedding anniversary. I would recommend this property to all of my friends and family!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Secluded little gem!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10-days in this wonderful little place. I was overly worried about the fact there was no air conditioning since we had some toasty 86 degree days. Mostly concerned about the lack of A/C when it came to sleeping, but leaving the windows open, and turning on the fans worked really well. I was so relieved!

The place is centrally located, actually in an absolutely perfect location. Close to everything, and you feel peaceful, and almost isolated when you are there. There is a lovely sound of the birds, no traffic noise at all, and a perfect patio and sunsets. The patio is a huge highlight. We loved having breakfast there, and watching the sunset with a couple of cocktails in the evening.

The pool was great addition, we used in 2-3 times during our stay.

The place was immaculate. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking tools & gadgets. They have a great selection of beach gear.

We put over 1200 miles on the rental car, traveled all over the island, snorkeled almost daily, dined out 1-2 times a day, and every day - without exception - we would exclaim how happy we were to come home to this little gem of a place! It has a great feel to it. We absolutely loved our stay! There is a reason this place has such great reviews and is always booked.

Amy and Paul are delightful. We met them once, and got to chat our first day. They are extremely warm, and gracious people. They care about you being their guest; you can tell it's not just a business to them, they truly love hosting you, and they respect your privacy. So much so you may never see them again. We passed them once on the street during our stay. Seeing the type of people the owners are made me really glad we decided to stay here. Amy and Paul go out of their way to make sure you are cared for, and that is the icing on the cake.

We lived by *Yelp* and the recommendation of friends for dining. Here are some places to consider. Check out their reviews.

Daylight Minds - excellent breakfast and lunch!

Huggo's and Huggo's "On the Rocks"

Hilo side - Big Island Brewhaus

Annie's Fresh Island Burgers

Da Poke Shack (both locations)

The Coffee Shack

Lava Lava Beach Club $$$

Beach Tree - Four Seasons $$$

808 Grindz Café (large servings, reasonably priced, excellent breakfast)

Aloha!!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful Stay

  • 4 of 5

As a frequent traveler to the Big Island, I admit, I approached this rental with some concern. It was an ohana unit below the main house. That can be problematic. I am delighted to say this rental turned out to be exceptional.

There are many positives:

1. During our two week stay we found the rental to be extremely quiet. I never saw either Amy or Paul. I never heard them. There house is located in a very peaceful well maintained neighborhood.

2. The rental is small but comfortable. It has a living area/kitchen, bedroom and nice bathroom. It was immaculate. The kitchen had everything you needed to cook. The bbq was great. In two weeks I saw no bugs, a rarity in the islands. Nicely furnished and a comfy bed. The garden was beautiful.

3.The location just off Lako was great. It's a two minute drive to the Queen K highway that can take you to all the Island sights. It's also close to the Kuakini Highway which gives you direct access to central Kailua-Kona. Finally, it's a few minutes drive to the cute village of Holualoa.

4. The view from the lanai of Kailua-Kona was superb. The view from the pool was better. Have your camera ready at sunset.

5. The price was very reasonable. I'd have to say this is a great value.

6. Because of it's elevation, it's a little cooler than Kailua Kona. Believe me this is a good thing.

The unit is perfect for most travelers, especially those on a budget. The owners were very easy to work with, which is always important. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Such a lovely oasis in Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

April, 2016 - We are so happy we found the perfect place for us to stay in Hawaii thru VRBO. It was comfortable, just secluded enough and what a lovely view! No air conditioning is needed with all the windows open to the nice breezes and with ceiling fans in every room, it made for nice sleeping. We ate breakfast at "home" every day during our stay and packed a picnic lunch in the Coleman freezer bag that was available for our use. We appreciated the beach bag, beach towels, boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, beach chairs, etc. - everything to help make our trip memorable. There is so much to pack in in a day on this island, we found packing a picnic lunch every day allowed us to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. A couple of highlights. 1. We booked a 4 hour snorkeling trip with Seaquest to the Place of Refuge and Captain Cook Monument. So amazing and very well organized. 2. We drove to Hilo across the Saddle Road, drove up 9,200 feet above sea level on Mauna Kea into the clouds and then on to some amazing hiking in Volcanoes National Park. There is more than one day of things to do in this area and as it is approximately 3 hours to get to the Park from Kona (with interesting stops along the way), we decided to book a bed and breakfast for one night in the village of Volcano. It was the right decision for us. Returning to relax in our "home" after two days of sightseeing was just what we needed. The pool was an added bonus and although we didn't use it much just because we weren't home much during the day, we appreciated being able to cool off in the pool after a very hot trail walk one day. Our Big Island trip was all we expected and then some. Thank you Amy and Paul for making our stay so comfortable. We hope to come back some day and will definitely recommend your place to any couple considering a vacation on the Big Island. Marshall and Cathy, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We had a great stay at this place!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the last four days of our holidays at this place and we really enjoyed it. The owners said hello to us at the first morning which was a really nice conversation with helpul information. After that they respected our privacy and we didn´t meet until we asked for a late check out because of our night flight - we were offered that late check out even before we could ask which was very generous and great for us as we could make the most of our last day on the island. My girlfriend liked to jump into the pool in the mornings. The flat is spacious and absolutely clean, the view as promised, especially for a sundowner. There is all equipment you need for a day at the beach. All in all we can highly recommend this place, Mahalo, Frank + Meike, Germany.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic place to stay on the Big Island!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent 5 nights in Paul & Amy's Ohana unit, we loved every minute! Very clean, quiet, private & had any little extra that we might have forgotten to pack (which was so appreciated!) Everything from the check in to check out was accurately described on their VRBO, and the unit/property is wonderfully maintained. One of our favorite things about Paul & Amy's was the location to downtown Kona, about 5 minutes. We also enjoyed coffee every morning on the patio, overlooking the water and enjoying the beautiful weather. Thank you again Paul & Amy, hope to see you again someday in CA!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Hapuna Beach Park
Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park
Kona Town Tavern
Waipio Valley Lookout
South Point
Mauna Kea Beach
Hapuna Beach
Waipio Valley
Manta Ray Experience
Laaloa Beach Park
Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor
Pololu Valley
Kailua Pier
Lava Tube Cave
Splasher's Grill
Sima-Ichi Sushi
Lemongrass Bistro
Nearest Airport
11.9 Miles
Keahole-Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4.3 Miles
Sam Choy's Kai Lanai
Nearest Golf
4.8 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
La Bourgogne French Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lymans Surf Spot
Car: necessary

Soak in the views while being minutes away from some of the best snorkeling, surfing and bogie boarding beaches in Hawaii.

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Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Last Minute Special
Sep 11 2016 - Sep 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
$99
 
 
Last Minute Special
Sep 28 2016 - Sep 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$99
 
 
High Season
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
Summer
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$130
 
 
High Season
Oct 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
Summer
Apr 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
$130
 
 
High Season
Oct 1 2018 - Mar 31 2019
1 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$139
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Tax Rate 14.0%

If our calender has less than 7 days available between confirmed bookings, please contact owner to verify to make a booking less than 7 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 724 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Snorkel gear, boogie boards, beach cooler, beach bag, beach umbrella, beach chairs, beach towels.

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